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Eddie Durham

New book tells Dunbar, San Marcos virtuoso's full story

A new book Swingin' the Blues: The Virtuosity of Eddie Durham by Topsy Durham captures Eddie Durham and his unique musical family. Above, the book's cover. Photo courtesy of Topsy Durham

New book tells Dunbar, San Marcos virtuoso's full story

There are no comprehensive writings on Texan trombonist/guitarist, composer/arranger, pianist, choreographer and San Marcos native, Eddie Durham (1906-1987), or his unique musical family. A book — Swingin' the Blues: The Virtuosity of Eddie Durham — chronologically compiles news articles and flyers, transcribed radio interviews, quotes, personal interviews with family, peers, colleagues and scholars, of and about the travels of the Durham family. 

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